What Is It?
Figs grow on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica), which is a member of the Mulberry family. This sweet delicious fruit is prized for its dense nutrition (rich with fibre, copper, vitamin B6, potassium, phenolic antioxidants) and regarded as a sacred fruit in many ancient cultures. Figs are native to the Middle East and Mediterranean, and were held in such high regard by the Greeks that laws were once created to prevent their export.
When figs are dried, their health benefits increase; dried figs have higher antioxidant activity and mineral content then fresh figs.
Botanical name : Ficus carica
Organic certifications: ECOCERT
Nature’s Superfoods Sun-Dried Figs are organically grown on the fertile plains of Turkey, handpicked, and dried under the Mediterranean sun, with no added sugar, additives, or preservatives. Our dried figs are free from sulphites.
Now available in 140g and 420g resealable pouches.
How to Use
How to enjoy Dried Figs
Dried Figs have a unique, sweet taste, soft and chewy texture and are littered with slightly crunchy, edible seeds.
1) Eat these ready-to-eat figs out of the bag as a healthy wholesome snack!
2) Add them (whole or cut) to your salads, oatmeal, trail mix, yogurt, smoothies and granola for that yummylicious sweetness.
Recommended daily serving : 40g or 3-4 figs per day (yields about 5-6 grams of fibre, which accounts for about 20% of our daily requirement as adults). Suitable for all ages.
Dried figs are of medium GI (Glycemic Index).
1) Improves Digestion, Prevents Constipation
Per serving, figs are higher in fibre than any other fresh or dried fruit. High-fibre foods, like dried figs, also increase feelings of fullness, and can reduce hunger and cravings (which is helpful for weight management).
2) Prevents High Blood Pressure
Most sodium in our modern diets comes from processed foods. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can result from high salt (sodium) intakes. Eating potassium-rich foods, like dried figs, can help relax blood vessels, excrete the sodium and decrease blood pressure.
3) Promotes Bone Health
Dried figs are naturally a good source of calcium, and have good amounts of phosphorus and Vitamin K, the perfect trio for bone health.
4) Contains Health-Protecting Antioxidants
Figs are rich in antioxidant polyphenols and manganese that neutralize free radicals in your body, repair cell damage and keep us free from chronic disease.
5) Helps Get Rid of Toxins
Figs are among the most alkaline foods, can help balance the acidic conditions resulting from consuming a diet rich in meat and processed foods.
6) Improves Iron Deficiency (Anaemia)
Figs are good source of iron.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended as medical advice. Nature's Superfoods encourages everyone to make their own health care decisions, with advice from qualified professionals.
When figs are dried, their health benefits increase; dried figs have higher antioxidant activity and mineral content then fresh figs. Dried figs are rich in dietary fibre, minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of vitamins A, B, E and K.
Figs are among the most alkaline foods, and help balance the body’s pH
Servings per package(140g): 3-4
Serving size: 40g (about 1/4 cup)
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Recommended Serving: 40g or 3-4 figs per day. Suitable for all ages.
Storage: Store unopened and opened bags under refrigeration or in a cool place.